Lawyer from Osaka first Japanese to join U.N. child rights panel

National Jul 1, 2016

Lawyer from Osaka first Japanese to join U.N. child rights panel

Lawyer Mikiko Otani on Thursday became the first Japanese independent expert to be elected to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Otani, 51, and an Ethiopian candidate both garnered 152 votes, the highest among the nine experts elected to the committee. "I ...